Sunday, January 25, 2009

We've Got a New Room!

Sure. I could have spent the weekend typing, as usual.

I could have wiggled my hips to Wii Fit's imaginary hula hoops.

I could have even sat on the couch munching potato chips and root beer all weekend.

Nope. I got a burr up my butt and decided I had to spend the weekend painting the living room walls.

Of course, the first step would be moving the huge bookcases out of the room.

It literally took all frickin' night on Friday just to move one of them (which found a new home in my office). Saturday morning, I tackled the other bookcase, then moved all the furniture to the foyer and dining room.

Once I got started painting, though...

Oh, it was heaven.

I listened to Diana Gabaldon's The Fiery Cross on audiobook while Mom and I transformed the room from a mismatched, unorganized eyesore to a gorgeous room, thanks to $25 of paint. The room started off as pale robin's egg blue and is now a deep grayish teal. I discovered that the flash on the camera seemed to distort the color in some of the pictures.

Knowing that I was gonna get my butt kicked by Andi if I didn't blog about this, you'd think that I would have the foresight to take "before" pictures, but alas, my mind can only concentrate on one thing at a time. Where's the Ritalin when you need it?

So, here's the "after." Feel free to "ooh" and "ahhh" to your heart's content.

This first picture is about the most realistic one as far as what color and hue the walls look like now. The other pictures are all either too blue or too light.

This is my beloved "Stephen King bookcase." It represents years of terror and night sweats and so many goosebump-riddled memories.

The dining room is probably next on our painting to-do list. It's walls are the same baby blue that the living room used to have.

The couch has become Harmony's and Melody's new favorite spot to be. There's already a lovely patch of Harmony fur on the upper corner of the couch.

Speak of the devil, there she is!

OK, so I'm dead tired and now I still have to finish a LONG file for Dr. M. AND I ran out of vanilla syrup for my coffee. Drat.


  1. Oh, it looks absolutely GORGEOUS. That first photo that you indicate is the truest representation? It looks like a magazine spread! I love the color--it's so restful.

    Looks like all of your hard work is worth it. Take a bow! So clean, open, uncluttered. I love it.

  2. We have lived here for 4 1/2 years and I have never ever wanted to entertain anyone in our living room. Unmatched, eclectic and ugly. It's amazing what getting rid of the pale, pale blue walls and one bookcase did. What took us so long?

  3. Damn Blogger won't let me comment on my own blog. I've tried like eight friggen times. Drat!

  4. Oh, sure. NOW it lets me comment. Hmmph.


    Andi - Since I consider you to be the Designer Queen after seeing what you did with your apartment (the curtains were incredible!!), I REALLY appreciate the comment.

    Mommie Dearest - I didn't mind the pale blue walls, so I guess that's why I wasn't gung ho about painting. But you were right, the dramatic wall color inspired us to finally get the room arranged and I gush every time I'm in there. And now I actually WANT to go in there. YAY!